Recently at assembly, I addressed the topic of uniforms with the students. In the short time that I have been at the School, uniform has already been raised as a topic of discussion. Students tend to be more interested in potential modifications to the uniform, of challenging the reasonableness of an aspect of the uniform, or the introduction of more mufti days. Some parents want to let me know how smart the students look, or how slovenly the students look. Some teachers want me to know either that they are tired of being the only ones to maintain standards, or that they think we are focussing too much on the externals and we should relax.
Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record, with Year 12 graduates excelling and showing once again that the School continues to perform well above average. In 2017, an extremely impressive 25 Trinity students earned an ATAR of 99 or more.
Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is one of the best schools in the nation, and the world. However, Trinity’s high performance is not reflected accurately in the publicised league tables.
Defining and setting goals is a healthy and beneficial habit to establish early on. Our goals change dramatically throughout our lives – from learning to tie our shoes to securing a job – but without them, our lives would lack direction and purpose. Learning to set short and long-term goals is a crucial skill to measuring our own success and growth.
Here are four simple steps for making goals and plans with your son:
As another school year begins, students and staff welcome new Trinity Grammar School Head Master, Mr Tim Bowden. Mr Bowden has spent the first weeks of the new school year addressing staff and students at all campuses and attending a Commissioning Service at the School’s Chapel, officiated by the Archbishop.
In his message to the Trinity community Mr Bowden said:
“I would like to thank the members of the Trinity Grammar School community for the warmth of the welcome that my family and I have received. I have been astounded by the affection that so many Trinitarians – past and present – have for their school; since the announcement of my appointment, we have been approached by dozens of people, connected in some way to the School, expressing their support for us in this new chapter.
Will Todd, Year 12 student from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney’s Inner West, recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results are even released he has managed to secure himself a four year scholarship to Columbia University, an Ivy League University in New York City, USA.
The good news comes on the back of three years of preparation. “I’ve been working towards this since I was in Year 10 – it’s been a dream come true to be accepted into an Ivy League University, and Columbia was my top pick,” said an ecstatic Will.
When you mention performing arts, most boys might think of musicals and plays, but performing arts actually covers a vast range of disciplines from music and drama to dance and public speaking. While many boys might also consider these activities enjoyable, they may not realise the academic advantages gained by those who actively participate in them.
By Cameron Strauss, Year 12
On the 6 November 2017, 119 other students and I, representing their schools from across NSW took part in discussing the relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution (dual citizenship restrictions on parliamentarians). It was, overall, a great experience in which I met many interesting people from across the state.
Year 12 student Martin Floro from Trinity Grammar School recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results have even been released he has made his mark. Martin is the only NSW winner of a prestigious Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship.
The scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious and difficult to win, with only 12 out of more than 800 applicants being successful. Students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.
By Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School
Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.
The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has addressed the first ever graduates of Trinity Grammar School’s pioneering Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets Course at the inaugural graduation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 19 September 2017.